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Survey draws health and retirement picture of Europe's elderly

The results of a European survey on health, ageing and retirement (SHARE) were presented on 28 April in Brussels. The survey gathered data on 22,000 people aged 50 and over in ten EU countries from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean as well as Switzerland.

Key findings of the survey:

- Northern Europeans are healthier and wealthier but southern Europeans live longer
- education keeps us fit
- rich people are healthier
- Incentives to early retirement create early retirement
- Agreeable work place conditions support later retirement

News Details

29/11/2009
Agence Europe